Local Governing Body

Our governors are make sure we're running our Academy the best way. From finance to staff they help us make the right decisions. You can get in touch with them by email- chairofgovernors@oakwood.coop

Academy

How to contact the Governing Body

If you would like to contact our Governing Body please bring a letter to Main Reception marked ‘Confidential for Governors’ along with your contact details. Or post a letter marked…

Trust Governance

If you would like to know more about the Co-op Academies Trust governance, more information is available on their website. Co-op Academies Governance document.

Helen Whitworth

I’ve been a sponsor governor at Oakwood since 2016 and Chair of the governing body since 2017.  Being a sponsor governor means that I also work for the Co-op where…

Helen Whitworth

Martin Sweeney

I have been a governor at Oakwood since 2017. I have been involved in education for over 30 years as teacher, Headteacher, Headteacher advisor and presently with my own company…

Martin Sweeney

Giles Hall

Working for the Co-op in Membership means that I have a real feel how co-operation and the Group are able to benefit the communities which we serve across the UK….

Giles Hall

Zoe Mclean

Zoe is our Link governor for Maths.

Claire Bennett

Claire has been a governor for five years and also chairs the Pastoral and Curriculum sub-committee. Claire works for a global charity, which develops leaders from across all sections of…

Claire Bennett

Jan Ali

I have been a Community Governor at Oakwood for 3 years. I have been the Licensed Reader at Epiphany Church since 2013 and a Brownie Leader at the unit which…

Jan Ali

Rimah Aasim

Rimah is our Headteacher. You can read her welcome here.

Rimah Aasim

Neil Braithwaite

Neil is a chartered accountant and has worked in a variety of finance and leadership roles at Asda and the Co-op Group. Neil is also chair of the Guinness Partnership,…

Neil Braithwaite

Dilara Harvey-Smith

Dilara joined the governing board in March 2019. At present she works as a casework coordinator at the British Red Cross, providing advocacy support to asylum seekers and refugees. Dilara…

Dilara Harvey-Smith
Past Governors